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Feb 18, 2022

What secrets to living your best could you learn from the deep south?

Today's guest, Jane Jenkins Herlong, is a Sirius XM Southern Humorist, international best-selling/award-winning author, professional singer, recording artist, and professional speaker. An inductee into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, Jane is also the author of five books, including her latest offering "Sweet Tea Secrets From the Deep Fried South" (Tyndale House). A former Miss America contestant, Jane crisscrosses the country sharing her unique brand of sweet tea wisdom and Southern-fried humor.

Jane shares stories from her life as a true southerner which could bless listeners throughout the world. 

We discuss humor as a medicinal blessing and the power of story to inspire our souls. Jane shares specific anecdotes demonstrating how our mindset can change the trajectory of our lives. She quotes Zig Ziglar's famous sentiment, "Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right."

Our conversation highlights the balance of grace and strong character, much like the iconic southern staple of sweet tea. Jane shares a memory of her grandmother demonstrating a woman's perfect blend of strength and kindness.

We also emphasize how southern culture reflects the principles of setting healthy boundaries. Jane describes a precious family friend who taught her to protect her heart. 

Herlong reflects upon the folks who blessed her life along with the prayers with which she covered her family home in Charleston. We discuss the importance of protecting our hearts, homes, and lives with prayer and discernment. Jane exhorts listeners to filter the content entering their minds.

She encourages us to spend time in scripture and listen for the Spirit's guidance. Allow the Lord to keep your feet on the path meant for you and away from the messes you could step into off of the path.

Jane reflects upon the priority of spending time with people. Relationships with dear ones serve as a library of priceless stories which might one day vanish if we don't access them while we can.

Understanding of our past, next-level thinking, and insights into God's Word serve as the key elements of Jane's messages. We discuss Biblical principles as foundational to living our best. Jane encourages listeners to spend time and energy on relationships and matters of eternal significance.

She emphasizes loving, embracing, and encouraging one another. We emphasize the southern values of blending people and flavors to bring out the richest blessings.

To connect with Jane, visit her website at